Pacific Southwest Building

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Pacific Southwest Building
Fresno Pacific Towers.jpg
Former names Fresno Pacific Towers
Wells Fargo Bank
Security Bank Building
Alternative names 1060 Fulton Mall
General information
Type Commercial offices
Residential condominiums
Architectural style Neo-Classical
Location 1060 Fulton Mall
Fresno, California
Coordinates 36°44′16″N 119°47′02″W / 36.7377°N 119.7838°W / 36.7377; -119.7838Coordinates: 36°44′16″N 119°47′02″W / 36.7377°N 119.7838°W / 36.7377; -119.7838
Construction started 1923
Completed 1925
Cost US$1.2 million
Owner Serko and Sevak Khatchadourian
Antenna spire 94 m (308 ft)
Roof 67.36 m (221.0 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 9
Lifts/elevators 3
Design and construction
Architect R.F. Felchlin Company
Robert Richmond Architect

The Pacific Southwest Building (also known as the Security Bank Building) is a 16-story, 67 m (220 ft) high-rise completed in 1925 in downtown Fresno, California. With the tower's spire rising to 315 ft (96 m) which makes it the tallest building between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Original construction took eighteen months and cost US$1.2 million for the headquarters for the Fidelity Branch of the Pacific-Southwest Trust and Savings Bank.[3] Originally, a beacon on top of the tower served as a frost warning to farmers within a 30-mile radius.[4]

Fresno banker William Sutherland was instrumental in the planning and construction of the building. In 1925, the Pacific Southwest Trust and Savings Bank, with Sutherland as its president, moved its offices there.[5]

The building is currently owned by Beverly Hills-based developers, Sevak, and brother Serko Khatchadourian.[6] The top floors of the building have been converted into apartments.


  1. ^ Pacific Southwest Building at Emporis
  2. ^ "Pacific Southwest Building". SkyscraperPage. 
  3. ^ "Fulton Mall Architecture Walking Tour". PBID Partners of Downtown Fresno. 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "1060 Fulton Mall History". Pacific Southwest Building. Archived from the original on 28 October 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "Fresno's Finest Skyscraper Is Now Complete," The Fresno Morning Republican, January 19, 1925.
  6. ^ George Hostetter (23 April 2012). "Helm Building, Fresno's first Skyscraper, is Sold". The Fresno Bee. Archived from the original on 2 May 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 

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